Montclair, NJ —The YMCA of Montclair is hosting a series of events in celebration of Black History Month that are free and open to the community.
Events will be held at the Park Street YMCA, 25 Park Street, Montclair or the Geyer Family YMCA, 159 Glenridge Ave, Montclair. Reservations are required at montclairymca.org/blackhistorymonth/.
Black Joy: Stories By African American Writers and Illustrators, Monday, February 13, 11:00am – 12:00pm Geyer Family YMCA
Join us and our friends from the Montclair Public Library for a children’s storytime featuring the works of Black authors and illustrators.
Afro-Caribbean Dance Party, Thursday, February 16, 6:00pm – 7:00pm Park Street YMCA
YMCA Group-Ex Instructor Jevonn McRae will get you moving and grooving to the vibrant styles of Afro-Caribbean Dance.
Black History in Montclair, Wednesday, February 22, 11:30am – 1:00pm, Park Street YMCA
Historian Betty Holloway will lead a lecture and discussion on Montclair’s own Black history, including the significance of the former Washington Street Y and the Howe House. Lunch will be provided.
African American Women’s Update with Miss Ernestine, Wednesday, March 1, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Park Street YMCA
Join Ernestine Galloway and other Y members as they share the rich history of African American women leaders, icons, and change-makers. Lunch will be provided.
Teen members of the YMCA of Montclair are invited to attend weekly TV and movie watch parties hosted by the Teen Department throughout the month. Reservations on the Y app are required.
ABOUT THE YMCA OF MONTCLAIR
Established in 1891, the YMCA of Montclair welcomes all. We are a nonprofit that works to empower young people, improve health and well-being, and inspire action in and across our community. The Y offers need-based financial assistance for its programs to ensure access for all. Serving Bloomfield, Bloomingdale, Clifton, Cedar Grove, Glen Ridge, Haskell, Montclair, Verona, and West Milford. For more information, please visit www.montclairymca.org.